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sea of tranquility ( revised, please respond)

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poohbear
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since 08-02-99
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0 posted 08-16-99 12:21 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear


to all who open this to read,
my request is simple
but I plead

that you open your heart
and let these words
make their mark

for what I have to say is
simple but true
so I pray that even if they
are simple
they will effect you

you see, I looked into a fish
bowl today and what I saw was
you and me

the water was polluted
to the worst possible degree.
filth, crime and hatred were
thick as could be

random shootings a common
sight
death was everywhere
as if it brought some
demented delight

life meant nothing and so
many of us were so cruel
nothing was sacred even our
children were becming targets with mass murders in our schools

blood shed was greater than
in any war
I turned my head in disgust
cause the sight was starting
to sicken me
and I couldn't take anymore

I asked myself how can we
clean this up and a little
voice told me that the answer
could be found in the sea

not sure what this meant
I thought of the waters of the
mighty blue
and after sometime I realized
the answer lied within
me and you

you see life can be like the
sea of tranquility
when we replace the hatred
with serenity

by filling our days peace and
our nights with joy
and learning that it is still
possible to live harmoniously

my thoughts went to the sea
and how all that inhabit it
are protected by its very
being

so must we learn to protect
that which we believe in and
love
for just existing together is
not nearly enough

as the moon effects the tides
that moves the sea
so must we learn to accept
the winds of change and
adapt accordingly

we must learn that love and
peace are up to you and me
and as the summer breeze
lends itself to the sea

so must we learn to live
together and allow our
differences to create the
perfect melody
allowing our lives to unite
and become a symphony

serenading our minds and
supplying peace and serenity

maybe my words may be vague
but my point is true
if we want a better world it
realy is up to me and you

so lets throw away our
differences and come together
living in peace and harmony
lets put away our guns and
our hatred and make our
waters blue rather than red

lets teach our children to
love
and hope that it will be
enough

I look forward to the day i
can look into that fish bowl
and see that all of us our
swimming in the sea of
tranquility

------------------

alan f. shulver


[This message has been edited by poohbear (edited 08-16-99).]
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Severn
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since 07-17-99
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1 posted 08-16-99 12:30 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I think this is an ideal for our world that many want to reach, poohbear. It is hard sometimes to wake up and not be be filled with despair at what we humans are doing to our planet - but remember, there is love and hope too. Your poem is nice and your sincerity shines through. Stay hopeful.
poohbear
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piedmont,sc


2 posted 08-16-99 09:02 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

thans severn for the comments, I have hope just sometimes you wonder if the rest of the world does.
poetFemmeFatale
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since 07-25-99
Posts 2961
Arkansas


3 posted 08-16-99 09:20 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I really like what you've done with this...as far as the content & imagery...and how you told the tale...Very powerful little message.....hope everyone reads this and says.....hhhmmm....if it gets their wheels a turnin', than you've accomplished much!! Good Work!

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

poohbear
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4 posted 08-16-99 09:51 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

thanks femme fatale, Im kind of new at this thing and I hope it does have an effect on people, the words of encouregment ae well appriciated
poohbear
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5 posted 08-18-99 07:27 PM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

would it be uncool to send this back thru????
 
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